Samsung launched their latest flagship smartphones: Galaxy S21 with Plus and Ultra models on Jan 14. The Ultra is the top end model where the S21 is the basic high end flagship. Obviously, the original base Galaxy S21 won’t have top-features like the Ultra model but surely comes with the same latest flagship chipset. All the handset from the lineup can now be purchase from all the Samsung retailers all over the cuntry. So, in this article we will talk about the specifications, features and official price of Samsung Galaxy S21 in Nepal.  

Samsung Galaxy S21 Overview

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Display and Design

The Galaxy S21 packs a smaller screen than other models of S21-series. So, the screen size is of 6.2” Dynamic AMOLED 2X display panel with FHD+ resolution. The panel comes with the same 120Hz refresh rate with 1080 x 2400 pixels resolution. It has an aspect ratio of 20:9 and boasts 87.2% screen-to-body ratio. All the S21 series models come with screen protection of Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Also, it features HDR10+ and AoD.

The rear panel looks exactly similar with the Galaxy S21+ model. However, the rear panel is plastic where S21+ has glass back. The frame built is aluminum in all models so far. In addition, there is an under display fingerprint scanner. Also, it comes with IP68 dust and water resistant up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. Furthermore, it is available in six different color options: Phantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet and Phantom Pink.

Camera

Moving on to the cameras, the same triple camera setup from S21+ model is presented. The main camera is a 12 MP 26 mm wide sensor with Dual Pixel PDAF. This sensor has OIS as well. The second lens is another 12 MP sensor but it’s an ultra-wide angle lens. It has a 120-degree FOV and is capable of capturing super steady videos. Finally, the 64 MP telephoto lens which has 1.1x optical zoom support. And can be 3x hybrid zoom.

Similarly, the punch hole on display contains a 10 MP camera sensor with aperture of f/2.2. Furthermore, the handset is capable of capturing 8K footage at 24fps. Similarly, all camera sensors support 4k footage at 60fps.

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Performance

As always, Samsung Galaxy S21 comes in two chipset variants. Some regions will be having the phone with Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset. Whereas, others will get the Exynos 2100 chipset including Nepal.

The smartphone is designed with 8 GB of LPDDR5 RAM paired with 128 GB and 256 GB of UFS 3.1 internal storage. Therefore, Exynos 2100 / Snapdragon 888, LPDDR5 RAM and UFS 3.1 storage type indicates that there’s no compromise in performance. However, the handsets don’t have the SD card slot. The handset operates on One UI 3.1 based on the latest Android version 11.

Moreover, the Exynos 2100 promises to deliver better performance as it has the same architecture as Snapdragon 888.

Battery and Miscellaneous

Talking about the battery, it has a smaller battery of 4,000 mAh than its siblings. However, it supports 25W fast charging with USB Power Delivery 3.0. Furthermore, it has wireless charging support of 15W and also reverse wireless charging of 4.5W.

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Samsung Galaxy S21 Full Specification

Body151.7 x 71.2 x 7.9 mm, 169 g 
Display6.2 inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, HDR10+, 1300 nits (peak)
Resolution1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio
Refresh Rate Protection120Hz
IP CertificationIP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 mins)
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass Victus
ProcessorExynos 2100 (5 nm) 
CPUOcta-core (1×2.9 GHz Cortex-X1 & 3×2.80 GHz Cortex-A78 & 4×2.2 GHz Cortex-A55)
GPUMali-G78 MP14
RAM8 GB
Storage128 / 256 / 512 GB
OSAndroid 11, One UI 3.1
Rear CameraTriple Cameras
Primary: 12 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.76″, 1.8µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS
Telephoto: 64 MP, f/2.0, 29mm, 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS, 1.1x optical zoom, 3x hybrid zoom
Ultra-wide: 12 MP, f/2.2, 13mm, 120˚, 1/2.55″ 1.4µm, Super Steady video
Front Camera10 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/3.24″, 1.22µm, Dual Pixel PDAF
Video ResolutionRear[email protected], [email protected]/60fps, [email protected]/60/240fps, [email protected], HDR10+, stereo sound rec., gyro-EIS Front[email protected]/60fps, [email protected]
AudioStereo speakers, 32-bit/384kHz audio – Tuned by AKG
SecurityFingerprint (under display, ultrasonic), Software based face unlock
Connectivity5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth 5.0, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS,, NFC, USB Type-C 3.2
Battery4000 mAh
ChargingFast charging 25W, USB Power Delivery 3.0, Fast Qi/PMA wireless charging 15W, Reverse wireless charging 4.5W
ColorsPhantom Gray, Phantom White, Phantom Violet, Phantom Pink

Samsung Galaxy S21 Price in Nepal and Availability

Samsung Nepal has priced the Galaxy S21 in Nepal at Rs. 109,999 for 8/256GB which is currently available for purchase throughout the country. And in India, it is priced at INR 69,999 for 128 GB and 73,999 for 256 GB.

Smartphone ModelPrice in IndiaPrice in Nepal
Samsung Galaxy S21INR 69,999 (128 GB)
INR 73,999 (256 GB)
Rs. 109,999 (8/256GB)

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